November 22, 2017  |  02:22 pm

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will again this year help ensure residents make it home safely during the holiday season with the start of their Safe Ride Home program.

Residents who are too intoxicated to drive, do not have a designated driver, and cannot arrange for a ride home can call STPSO at 985-898-2338 to request a ride from a deputy, without cost or penalty.

An STPSO deputy will pick up residents requesting a ride home in St. Tammany Parish. Rides are available to the individual’s home, not another destination like a bar or party.

The Safe Ride Home program runs Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day.

“As always, the Sheriff’s Office will be patrolling the roads during the holiday season with a zero tolerance for drunk driving,” said Sheriff Randy Smith. “The Safe Ride Home program is one more way we can help ensure a safe holiday for all of our residents. Call us if you have to and a deputy will make sure you get home safely.”